27 May 20105:00pm - 7:00pmBateman Auditorium, Gonville & Caius College

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103Professor Maarten Hajer (Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam)
Reframing Climate Policy: Reflections on Science, Politics and the Role of the State

Keynote lecture abstract

The winter of 2009 – 2010 was considered crucial for the future of global climate politics. Yet, after ‘climategate’ and the COP15 the world did not have a global and legally binding treaty and the trust in climate science was damaged. The recent upsets have suddenly created uncertainty about which way to go. Drawing on both his new book Authoritative Governance – Policy Making in an Age of Mediatization, and his work as director of the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency Maarten Hajer will reflect on the changing role of science, politics and the role of the state suggesting the need to reframe climate policy. It is not a politics of facts but a politics of perspectives that is required.  Maarten will illustrate some implications of this reframing of climate policy for the governance of innovation.

Respondents:
Judy Britton (Joint Head of Science in Government, UK Government Office for Science) 
Andrew Maynard (Director of the Risk  Science Centre, University of Michigan)

This keynote lecture precedes the seminar, Democratising Futures: Governing Emerging Technologies under Conditions of Uncertainty, to be held at CRASSH on Friday 28 May.

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